The story of Hashim Qureshi, one of the first plane hijackers in the world is a stark reminder that the path to militancy is often paved with quixotic moves and miscommunication. That it is fed with the misguided idealism of … Continue reading

The Kashmir Valley was covered in a white blanket of snow as the minimum temperature in Srinagar Sunday plunged to – 5.5 degrees Celsius. This is the season’s lowest temperature so far. The freezing temperature froze water in taps and … Continue reading

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that there’s “no harm” in withdrawing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Omar Abdullah was speaking ahead of a meeting with the unified command where the … Continue reading

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has announced that the widely denounced Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will be lifted from some parts of Kashmir. The AFSPA has been widely denounced as it gives sweeping powers to the military. On … Continue reading

( The SC has pulled up state governments and Union territories for not providing toilets in government schools. The Apex Court set a deadline of Dec 31 for the construction of toilets in all government run schools. Temporary facilities must … Continue reading

Jammu/Mumbai,  (IANS) An engineering marvel was unveiled Friday when the Indian Railways opened a 10.96-km long railway tunnel, the longest in the country, that will help connect the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, a company release said. … Continue reading

United Nations, (IANS) India has rebuffed as “unwarranted and irrelevant” a Pakistani attempt to raise the Kashmir issue during a debate in the Special Political and Decolonisation Committee of the United Nations. The Pakistani reference to “the Indian state of … Continue reading

SRINAGAR ,(IANS): As three central interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir submit their report to union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday, people in the state don’t really believe it will offer any solutions to their problems. While those in the Jammu … Continue reading

Jammu: The Jammu police arrested three drug peddlers and seized nearly 6,000 intoxicant capsules from their possession yesterday. All three has been identified as Naresh Kumar, a resident of Langer in Kunjwani, Jagish Raj of Tindey in Bishnah and Ashwini … Continue reading

Jammu: The Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu, organised a extension lecture on “Truth About Global Warming: A Case Study of Glaciers in Ladakh” yesterday. Prof Rajinder Kumar Ganjoo, Director, Institute of Himalayan Glaciology, University of Jammu educated students about … Continue reading

Jammu: Demanding Kashmiri Pandit community be recognised as internally displaced persons in Jammu and Kashmir, the community members yesterday observed a “black day” and marched to the United Nations (UN) office here. Kashmiri Pandit organisations, including the All-State Kashmiri Pandits … Continue reading

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir yesterday approved the J&K State Hydroelectric Projects Development Policy-2011. After a meeting of the state Cabinet here talking to reporters, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the new policy would open vistas for the launch … Continue reading

Srinagar: Ravi Mahajan, chairman of the vikas mandal, and Kuldeep Wahi, president of the mandal,requested the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board to take steps to prevent unregistered pilgrims from undertaking the yatra while addressing media persons yesterday . Mahajan said the … Continue reading

New Delhi: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the due date of filing of returns of income for the Assessment Year 2010-11 for all categories of cases in the State of Jammu & Kashmir to 30th November … Continue reading